The last few weeks have been super brutal. I just had no idea the human body could be put through so much trauma and pain and yet it would survive. 474 more words
Tags » Pleural Effusion
This past Wednesday, I had a thoracentesis procedure in which a needle was inserted into the pleural space between my lungs and chest wall. This procedure was done to remove excess fluid, known as a pleural effusion, from the pleural space to help me breathe easier. 823 more words
Draining the swamp is a metaphor used by American politicians, referencing actions to clean up government corruption. In my case, however, I’m referring to a treatment that involves draining the fluid from my chest cavity, either with a needle or a small tube inserted into the chest. 176 more words
See our section on the chest within the How 2 Echo section.
Get confused with this modality…well it is extremely powerful in experienced hands and quick to do at the bedside. 64 more words